The Use of Teriparatide as an Adjunctive Therapy for the Treatment of Jones Fractures
This randomized, placebo-controlled study will evaluate the effectiveness of the adjunctive use of teriparatide for the healing of Jones fractures.
• Patients who are at least 18 years of age and who have closed epiphyses.
• Patients of both genders and all races.
• Patients with Jones fractures of the fifth metatarsal less than 2 weeks prior to presenting for clinical evaluation.
• Patients with a history of an acute injury and an acute Jones fracture defined by Torg et al as a fracture line with sharp margins without widening, absence of intramedullary sclerosis, and minimal or no cortical hypertrophy or evidence of periosteal changes due to chronic stress.
• Patients with either no prodromal symptoms or prodromal symptoms present less than 2 weeks.
• Patients with a baseline visual analog scale (VAS) pain score ≤ 20 (100mm scale) for the fifth metatarsal, with the foot at rest and not bearing weight.
• Patients who are in good general health and who have physical examinations that either are within normal limits or are clinically non-significant as determined by the investigator.
• Patients with laboratory evaluations that either are within normal limits or are clinically non-significant as determined by the investigator.
• Patients who have voluntarily signed informed consent forms, including HIPAA Authorization.